Patrick Henry Anderson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 17, 1938. He grew up in West Monroe and Monroe, Louisiana. Patrick graduated from Neville High School in Monroe and attended Southwestern La State College in Lafayette, Louisiana, and Northeast LA State College in Monroe. Patrick married John Ann Painich (deceased) and has three children. He also married Martha Jane Burns Upshaw Anderson (deceased). He currently resides in West Monroe, Louisiana.